Decisions

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Decisions published

22/11/2022 - PH-035-22-To award a contract to Riverside Environmental to undertake asbestos surveying, inspections and analysis for all Dacorum Borough Council stock ref: 1849    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing Services

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 30/11/2022

Decision:

To award a contract to Riverside Environmental to undertake asbestos surveying, inspections and analysis for all Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) stock following a mini tender via the South East Consortium (SEC) Framework Agreement.

 

Lead officer: Ricky Lang


15/11/2022 - Housing Service Management Structure ref: 1848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022


15/11/2022 - SAC Mitigation Strategy ref: 1847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

1.    Cabinet approved the Chilterns Beechwoods Special Area Conservation (SAC) Mitigation Strategy (Appendix A) and the Bunkers Park and Chipperfield Common SANG Management Plans (Appendix C) and delegates authority to the Strategic Director (Place), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place to keep the approved documents under review and amend as required to ensure compliance with the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended)

 

2.     Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director (Place), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, to agree and complete any further governance documents between the partner authorities to facilitate the effective implementation and administration of the Mitigation Strategy and Management Plans referred to in recommendation 1 above.

 


15/11/2022 - PSPO Review Outcomes ref: 1846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to extend the contract with District Enforcement Limited for the enforcement of the Council’s PSPO and littering offences for a further 48 months.

 


15/11/2022 - Infrastructure Funding Statement ref: 1845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

Cabinet noted the information provided in the IFS in Appendix 1 and approved its publication.

 


15/11/2022 - Green Waste ref: 1844    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

1.    Cabinet agreed that a charging subscription scheme be introduced from January 2023 for the commencement of garden waste collection from 27 February 2023.

2.    Cabinet agreed the annual subscription scheme and the charges for garden waste collection as set out in paragraph 2.4.1.4 of the published report.

 


15/11/2022 - Financial Monitoring Report ref: 1843    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

1.    Cabinet noted the financial outturn position for the General Fund and Housing Revenue account as forecast at Quarter 2. The revenue outturn forecast is a deficit of £0.111m for the General Fund and a deficit of £0.538m for the Housing Revenue Account. The Council’s capital programme is forecast on budget, with additional slippage of £3.387m on General Fund schemes and slippage of £17.278m for the HRA.

 

2.    Cabinet RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND to Council the approval of the draw down of £870k from the Dacorum Development Reserve to fund the 2022/23 employee pay award and the reallocation of £270k of the HRA revenue contribution to capital.

 


15/11/2022 - Customer Strategy Complaints Policy ref: 1842    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

1.         Cabinet agreed the proposed Complaints Policy as described in this report and annexed as appendix 1.

 

2.         Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director (People and Transformation) to make any further changes to the policy following feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committees.


15/11/2022 - Cabinet Forward Plan ref: 1841    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

The forward plan was noted.


15/11/2022 - Referrals to Cabinet ref: 1840    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

There were no referrals to Cabinet. 


15/11/2022 - Public Participation ref: 1839    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

Cllr Ken France, Chair of Whipsnade Parish Council (Central Bedfordshire) attended and addressed the Cabinet in relation to Item 12 of the agenda (Chilterns Beechwoods Special Area Of Conservation: Publication Of Mitigation Strategy).


15/11/2022 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1838    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


15/11/2022 - Apologies for Absence ref: 1837    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

None


15/11/2022 - Minutes ref: 1836    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 15/11/2022

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18th October 2022 were agreed.


16/11/2022 - Appointment of a Principal Contractor for the St Margaret’s Way project – Agreement to Contract Sum. ref: 1835    Recommendations Approved

PART II
PART II reason: The report contains information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party organisations.
(LGA 1972, Part V, Schedule 12A, part 1, paragraph 3).
Decision made and reasons:
Decision: To approve the appointment of a Principal Contractor for the St Margaret’s Way project.
Reason: To progress the construction of new Council homes.
Background
At the 27th September 2022 Cabinet Meeting, approval was sought for the appointment of the Principal Contractor for the Council’s housing development project at St. Margaret’s Way. The project includes 46 new, two and three bed homes, which are a mix of flats and houses on land owned by the Housing Revenue Account and land to be appropriated from the general fund.
After an open tender procurement process, three bids were returned and evaluated on both price and quality. Helix Construct Ltd returned the highest scoring tender and therefore identified as a preferred bidder all for the tendered sum of £13,349,702, with a development period of 21 months.
The Cabinet report recommended the award of the main contract to construct these new homes once a planning approval has been achieved for the development. This is subject to the lifting of the planning moratorium.
The Cabinet decision amended the proposed recommendation as follows to include a further financial assessment of Helix Construct Ltd the preffered bidder.
Cabinet Decision
1.Subject to a satisfactory financial assessment and agreement on contract price in accordance with recommendation 2, and the project achieving formal planning approval, awards the main contract to construct 46 social rented homes to Helix Construct Ltd.
2.Delegates authority to the Strategic Director (Place) and the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder (Place) to carry out a further financial assessment of Helix Construct Ltd and to finalise the contract value with the approved contractor.
An updated financial assessment was conducted on Helix Construct Ltd and approved on the 12th October 2022 in a separate Officer Decision Record Sheet.
The contractor’s tender price remained fixed and valid until the 19th October 2022. After further negotiations with the contractor, they provided costs for additional fees beyond this date which total £300,000. These costs have been checked and verified for value for money by our Employers Agent. A revised contract sum to appoint the contractor is now £13,649,702.
This report therefore seeks approval to appoint Helix Construct Ltd to deliver the St Margaret’s Way project for a contract sum of £13,649,702.00

Decision Maker: Strategic Director (Place)

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 16/11/2022

Decision:

To approve the appointment of a Principal Contractor for the St Margaret’s Way project.

Lead officer: James Doe